Wordpress For Entrepreneurs: The Install Cheatsheet

Launch your next big idea with this step-by-step guide how to install Wordpress.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Wordpress 101 For Entrepreneurs: The Quick & Easy Install Cheatsheet

This course is about how to install Wordpress. In this course, you will learn how to purchase a domain name, set-up a hosting account and install a custom Wordpress theme. The bonus materials will include how to create a child theme, set-up FTP account and configure Google Apps for Work so you can have Gmail for your domain.

Materials Included: Downloadable PDF Cheatsheet/Resource Guide for step-by-step instructions. Also included is a Photoshop file to create a child theme thumbnail.

Duration:This class can be completed in under one hour. My suggestion is to watch the class and then use the PDF to install your own Wordpress website.

Who is This Class For?: Entrepreneurs who have a great idea, but are intimidated by launching a website. This class demonstrates just how simple it is to launch a website and creating a website is the first step in moving forward with your next big thing. If you are technically intimidated or not sure how to get started in Wordpress, this class is for you

The Quick & Easy Cheatsheet:

  • Pre-Launch: Organize Assets & Plan
  • Pre-Launch: Domain Name, Hosting Company & Purchase Custom Theme
  • Step 1: Add Domain To Bluehost (Or Any Host)
  • Step 2: Change NameServers On GoDaddy (Or Where You Purchased Domain)
  • Step 3: Install Worpdress on BlueHost (Or Hosting Company)
  • Step 4: Log in To Your Shiny New Website
  • Step 5: Install Premium Wordpress Theme (Divi by Elegant Themes)
  • Bonus Lesson: Create Child Theme (You'll be happy later)
  • Bonus Lesson: Set Up FTP on BlueHost (handy)
  • Bonus Lesson: Set Up Gmail For Your Domain (my personal favorite)

Not covered in this class:This class does not cover customizing or designing your site after install (Stay tuned for Part II)

What are the requirements?

  • Students need know prior knowledge to complete this course, but will need to purchase a domain name or webhosting account if they do not already have.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Launch a new Wordpress website or blog.
  • Students will learn how to get a domain name, set-up hosting and install a custom Wordpress theme.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for entrepreneurs who want to launch their next big idea, but not sure how to get started using Wordpress.
  • This class is for anyone who wants to quickly and easily set up a new Wordpress site
  • This class is not for people who want to learn how to customize or design a Wordpress site. This class is only about how to install and get started.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro
02:47

Intro to the class and a hello from me, Mike Murphy. I love technology, but this class is meant to inspire people with ideas to see how easy it is to get up and running on Wordpress and start a new website or blog. Small steps lead to big things, so let's get started building something great.

Section 2: Pre-Launch
03:29

Create A Master Project Folder, Google Doc/Text Document and Organize Assets (graphics, logos, photos, colors, etc).

04:40

In this lesson, we go through the three key components of launching a website:

  1. Purchasing a Domain Name
  2. Setting Up A Hosting Account
  3. Purchasing A Custom Wordpress Theme (optional)
Pre-Launch Quiz
2 questions
Section 3: Launch
03:08
  1. Go To Domains in menu bar
  2. Select 'Assign a Domain To Your C-Panel'
  3. Assign Domain
  4. Select Use A Domain Not Already Associated With Your Account
  5. Enter new domain name here
  6. Verify Ownership
  7. *Copy Nameservers: NS1.BLUEHOST.COM, NS2.
03:14
  1. Log in to Godaddy
  2. Click Account/Name in upper right
  3. Select Manage My Domains
  4. Search for name and click on it
  5. Look for Nameservers & Click Manage
  6. Select Custom to change current nameservers
  7. Click To Add Nameservers
  8. Paste NS1.BLUEHOST.COM in Row #1
  9. Paste NS2.BLUEHOST.COM in Row #2W
  10. Hit Save & it's back to BlueHost
05:25
  1. Log in to C-Panel
  2. Website Builder Section in Menu
  3. Install Wordpress
  4. Hit Install For Mojo Marketplace Installer
  5. Choose your domain name
  6. Leave directory blank
  7. Click check domain
  8. ******SHOW ADVANCED OPTIONS**********
  9. Enter Site Name/Title
  10. USERNAME (CANNOT BE CHANGED)
  11. PASSWORD (CAN BE CHANGED LATER)
  12. Check Automatically Create Database
  13. Install Now
  14. Wait until install is finished
  15. In Upper right of Mojo Screen>View Credentials (Copy all the details to Google Doc)
  16. Click on Domain & Login With username & password.
03:36
  1. Once Mojo finishes installing, click the link to your site
  2. Tip: Just add wp-admin at the end of your domain to access the Wordpress Sign-in Page
04:43

  1. Once Logged in, Go to Appearance>Themes
  2. Add new is located at the top of page (click)
  3. Upload the zip file of your theme and wait for success!
  4. New theme is installed, but wait: let's make a child theme first
Launch Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: Post-Launch
03:59
  1. Having a child theme is best practice for those who like to tweak or customize Wordpress files.
  2. I make a child theme for every site I create just in case.
  3. TIP: To easily create a child theme is download a free plugin, Child Theme Configurator
03:48
  1. Click FTP in menu bar
  2. Add FTP account
  3. Enter account name
  4. Create Password (Upper & lower, number + special character)
  5. Choose directo ry (point to public WWhtml/nameofsite)
  6. Delete Name
  7. Create FTP account
04:27
  1. Create an account: GOOGLE APPS FOR WORK
  2. $5/user/month (Best value on internet, imo)
  3. TIP: You can have multiple domains on the same account
  4. These are the MX records you will use to set up Gmail on BlueHost
  5. MX Records:
  6. 1 @ ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 1 week
  7. 5 @ ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 1 week
  8. 5 @ ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 1 week
  9. 10 @ ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 1 week
  10. 10 @ ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 1 week
Bonus Round Quiz
3 questions

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Instructor Biography

Michael Murphy, Podcaster & One Man Band

I help people figure things. I run a podcast called Mike Murphy Unplugged, where I help people learn how to create online content, launch a podcast and all of the design and business aspects of running an online business. I am an advanced Photoshop and Adobe CC user and have spent the last 9 years managing a photography studio and serving as the head designer, retoucher and tech support. Like most one man bands, I wear many hats and I love to share my knowledge.

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